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Internet Providers in Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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Internet Access in Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Viasat Internet has the most coverage in Glen Ellyn. HughesNet is also a common option.
The level of competition among broadband providers is decent in general. The average Glen Ellyn household has access to 5 ISPs. (5.02 per census block.)
Keep in mind that since FCC data is only collected twice annually and only published six months after filing, availability shown here may not be complete. This page incorporates direct provider reporting to help fix this problem.
XFINITY from Comcast is another commonly available broadband option in Glen Ellyn. They offer mainly Cable service with coverage in practically one hundred percent of Glen Ellyn.
To summarize, Glen Ellyn's broadband situation follows a similar pattern to other US metro areas: strong coverage of cable and DSL Internet service, with the caveat that most residences are limited to a single company for subscribing to either type of Internet service. This pattern has a simple reason. Broadband Internet providers started as cable television and landline phone corporations. So, they use pre-existing networks on telephone poles to deliver broadband Internet services. The local weighted average downstream speed is 17.05 percent ahead of the state average across all cities. View the speed test data below to see how providers compare over time.
- There are 18 internet providers in Glen Ellyn with 10 of those offering residential service
- Glen Ellyn is the 105th most connected city in Illinois ahead of Lombard, Wheaton, Villa Park, and Winfield, but behind Glendale Heights.
- The fastest zip code in Glen Ellyn for July 2021 is 60137. (see all below).
Internet Statistics 2021
1.7% of consumers in Glen Ellyn600 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Glen Ellyn, Illinois
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||99.6%|
|AT&T Internet||940 Mbps||IPBB and Fiber||8s||98.3%|
|EarthLink||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||98.3%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
Internet Provider Competition Map For Glen Ellyn
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Data Cap Issues Around Glen Ellyn
Data collected by our researchers shows that top providers in the area place a limit on data use for their residential Internet plans. Data caps are controversial because customers view caps as a strategy for limiting "cord cutting", while providers insist they are a necessary tool as they struggle to manage heavy network traffic. In either case, the culprit is the same: streaming services, which easily eats up anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes per hour.
Compare Glen Ellyn to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Glen Ellyn||196.5 Mbps||12||$0.25 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +337.9 Mbps )||17 ( +5 )||$0.41 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( -47.7 Mbps )||17 ( +5 )||$0.22 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( -35.9 Mbps )||15 ( +3 )||$0.25 ( + $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( -27 Mbps )||23 ( +11 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( -34.4 Mbps )||8 ( -4 )||$0.30 ( + $0.00 )|